Card Of The Week – Thinking Of You

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Card Of The Week – Thinking Of You

Happy WOYWW to you dear friends! What’s on your desk this week? What were you inspired to create?

I began the long-term project of de-cluttering my craft room. In the process, I came across a few forgotten scraps and embellishments which formed the starting point for today’s card:

  • A luscious layer of cardstock in deep, royal purple
  • A strip of patterned paper from a previous project
  • A package of Making Memories Woven Labels

Since the Thinking Of You label coordinated so beautifully, color-wise, with the first two elements of the card, I decided to pull them out and started to make a CAS card. Then, upon further thought, I decided, why not dress the card up a bit more and make it really special for the recipient? Adding lots of luscious layers and pretty feminine details is more in keeping with my style anyway!

So, I went digging through my ribbon boxes and found two strips of organza ribbon – one solid, one polka-dotted – to overlay over the striped paper. If you look closely, you can see new colors and patterns forming as the underlying paper peeks through!

I broke into a new package of black doilies to make it extra fancy! I’ve really become hooked on these!

Next came a romp through the garden to pick the perfect flowers!

  • A pretty white flower to coordinate with the card’s backdrop.
  • A black flower with white polka dots to coordinate with the doily and the ribbon.
  • And a royal purple pansy to pick up the purple backdrop!

Finishing touches include adding icy sparkles in the form of bright diamond and silver metallic bling and distressing with Close To My Heart Pansy Purple Ink!

Now it’s your turn to share your creations with us! What have you created or acquired this week? Whether you’re showing off your desk, sharing your latest acquisitions, or spotlighting your latest creation – be sure to share it with our creative community at our weekly parties as well!

Have an inspiring week and thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Helen says:

    Great card, and happy finds – the best kind of tidying that results in creativity. Helen 2

  2. Donna says:

    Love this card! You make me want to get out my supplies and try to make something beautiful. 🙂

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thank you so much Donna! I encourage you to follow that creative impulse – make something beautiful – and share it with us at Inspire Me Monday (with a comment so I’m sure to stop by!)

      Have a lovely week!

  3. Valerie-Jael says:

    Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at Moo Mania and More, Valerie

  4. Diana Taylor says:

    A lovely card, and great that you are using up your stash – it’s much easier to add to it I find! I do love the purple and black together – they really look good, very rich. Hope you have a great week and find loads more lovely bits of stash while de-cluttering!
    Diana #25

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks so much Diana – I can’t remember the last time I used this color combo together and I really love how it turned out!
      Hopefully I’ll find some more treasures I can put to good use as I dig through my stuff!

  5. Julia says:

    I love the black doily – ooh la la I need to get me some! Good luck with the de clutter, I know you’ll be really good and see it through. I lose heart too soon and allow myself to be distracted!!

  6. Susan says:

    Lovely card and sentiment. Thanks for playing along with us at Unstampabelles.

  7. Robyn Oliver says:

    Hi Joy, lovely card – I am too tidying my craft room and finding some long forgotten treasures – have fun this week Cheers RobynO#9

  8. Ginny Maxam says:

    Beautiful Card , very interesting color pallet too! Sometimes I think I enjoy tidying up my room as much as card making! Thanks for entering in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge # 193, Have a great day! Ginny M DT WAW

  9. Lux says:

    How thoughtful and creative.

  10. Sandy Leigh says:

    The rich colors and vibrant flowers just make that card amazing. Like a little piece of art. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #38

  11. Wynn says:

    Not got or indeed seen black doileys. Your looks very effective. I love your choice of coordinating colours too. Thank you for joining us this month at Unstampabelles. Wynn DT

  12. Catherine says:

    What a lovely card. Always nice to discover new things amongst the tidying.
    Catherine x (42)

  13. Jennifer Bradley says:

    Great card, love the colours. thanks for joining our challenge at Whoopsi Daisy and we hope you will join us again. Jennifer DT member xx

  14. Cazro says:

    A very pretty card, I do like the dark, stong colours. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks Caz – for whatever reason, I don’t delve into the dark side of the color box very often, so this is somewhat of a departure for me – but I love how it came out!

      Cards like these encourage me to be adventurous more often! 🙂

  15. Linda O says:

    Joy, your card is beautiful – love the flower layers and everything. Thank you for joining us in the Through The Craft Room Door challenge this week.


  16. basslady says:

    fabulous card!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenge!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  17. Yvonne says:

    Lovely make. Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Digi Choosday Challenge and our theme of ‘All About the Girl’. Yvonne
    Can I ask that you link your entry on our challenge to your link not your blog. Thank you.

  18. Andree says:

    A really pretty card. Thanks so much for playing this time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree {DT Lil Patch of Crafty Friends}

  19. Amy says:

    Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion, good luck!!! Amy DT

  20. Amy says:

    Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Clear It Out, good luck!!! Amy DT

  21. Sue says:

    Very pretty card, wonderful color combo and layers. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.

    Sue – HIMCR DT

  22. GORGEOUS ! Thank you very much for joining Moo Mania & More!

  23. Anet says:

    Gorgeous card. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at CCC Digi Creations. We would love to see you again. Anet DT

  24. Anet says:

    Beautiful card. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

  25. Lisa S says:

    Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday. Lisa DT

  26. Nicole says:

    Great card and the flower pops! Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge. Cheers Nicole

  27. Stunning looking card. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams, hope we see you again soon…
    Love and Hugs ~ Lady Anne
    Dragonfly Dreams

    Lady Anne Milnes-Howard of Glencairn, Caithness Scotland.

  28. Melissa B
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    Such a pretty card! =)

  29. Lisa Ehrman says:

    I like the new card with the purple tones 🙂 Thanks for sharing at What Are You Doing? Blog Hop!!!

  30. Absolutely beautiful! It looks so elaborate and chic, how very talented you are! Thanks for sharing on #SocialButterflySunday this week! Hope to see you link up again this Sunday 🙂

  31. LaVoice says:

    I will leave the creation of these cads to you. You do an excellent job. I know a friend that this one would suit perfectly.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thank you LaVoice – I really appreciate the time you take to visit and leave a sweet comment on my cards each week, particularly since you don’t consider yourself to be a cardmaker! 🙂

  32. Helen says:

    A great card – thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

    Helen x

  33. Ken says:

    It’s a beautiful card. Oh, I don’t have anything for this week. Didn’t know about this party, will come out with something next week 🙂

  34. Aurora says:

    Beautiful card. Love the colour sckeme. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Hope to see you back soon.

  35. Sheryl Hare says:

    This is just lovely and shows what you can do with all your bits and bobs. This would make a super Sympathy card too. Good to see you at Natalie and Amy’s this month. Good luck. Hugs Sheryl xx

  36. Sue Peck says:

    A lovely card. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT xx

  37. Tanya Miller says:

    Lovely card. Thanks for entering the Digi Choosday All About The Girl challenge (DT)

  38. Glenda Cates says:

    That is so beautiful I love it so much and wish I was talented enough to make it but that is not going to happen.

  39. sylvie sims says:

    Love the layers, great card.
    Thank you for joining us for this months challenge, Sylvie, Craft for the Craic DT

  40. anne bente says:

    wawwww så super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzzz ♥

  41. Karen Letchworth says:

    I hope you know by now how much I love your art, and how very blessed I feel when you link your sweet creations to our weekly challenges. I’m so grateful for you, and I appreciate your friendship, your art, and your encouragement. God bless you my friend.
    With a grateful heart,
    Word Art Wednesday

  42. This is a beautiful project with wonderful attention to detail and perfect for our 14th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  43. Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories
    Twitter: momsvictories

    I love the eggplant and lavender combination, this card is stunning! Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday linkup. Pinned to our linkup board.

  44. HJ says:

    Really nice layering and colours. Thanks for taking part in the CropStop Linky Party.

  45. Beautiful:) Thanks for sharing it with us for Card Mania Challenge.
    Good Luck!
    Marzena DT

  46. Brenda says:

    Way to rock the Bingo Card Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday! Brenda

  47. Pauline says:

    This is a fabulous card, such a wonderful design.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Hazelnuts’s Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  48. Ileana A. says:

    Lovely creation! I love design and flower!

    Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.


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